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Posted on 11/02/2009 10:59:20 AM PST by bs9021
Minority Raises Its Profile
Allie Winegar Duzett, November 2, 2009
Yet another eloquent conservative spokesman whom media outlets cant seem to find spoke at the Bloggers Briefing at the Heritage Foundation last week. For those of you who want to know, Im not going to be on Dancing with the Stars, Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) said, laughing about his relationship with former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay at a recent Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing.
Its been an interesting ten months, Rep. Olson began, referring to the myriad of legislation the Obama administration has proposed: health care, cap and trade, et cetera. He described his own experiences with his constituents, noting that many of them are very upset with the state of national politics and were keen to ensure that good policies were being made. In this context, Rep. Olson made an interesting analogy: [Creating public policy] is like sausage: its good to eat but you dont want to see how its made, he said.
He talked about the American Clean Energy Security Act, the cap and tax bill eight Republicans voted for in June 2009. We ended up losing by 8, which ironically was the number of Republicans who voted for the bill, Rep. Olson said, quick to claim that the bill would have passed without their votes anyway. I think were doing a good job, he said added, referring to himself and the other members of the Republican Party in Congress.
But weve got a big challenge in communications, Rep. Olson went on....
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Pete is one of the best I’ve ever had represent me in the 50 years I have been voting. Wish we could clone him!
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